Conference

24th Annual Technology Conference for Seniors

ASCCA boasts an exciting annual conference as part of keeping members connected and introducing them to new online safety resources and opportunities to see and experience advances in technology.
ASCCA has held the Australian Technology Conference for Seniors each year since 1998, recently the conferences have been held online due to the COVID19 Pandemic. This year’s Conference was again delivered virtually via Zoom on Thursday 10th November 2022.

2022 Annual Conference

The 2022 Annual Conference for Technology for Seniors was the 24th Annual Conference hosted by ASCCA, and is the third year online!

The ASCCA 24th Annual Technology Conference for Seniors is now live, here! Time codes for each session are hyperlinked below, this means if you click the timecode, you can jump to any session!
We are very grateful to our sponsors NBN Co, HMD Global/Nokia, NortonLifeLock, ACCAN, MindSpot Clinic and YourLink.

2022 Conference

on YouTube

00:00 Conference starts, housekeeping, Kahoot instructions

02:19 Acknowledgement of Country and winning video

06:40 Welcome from ASCCA President Jennifer Willcox. ASCCA 2022 update and recap on our digital transition

12:27 First Kahoot interactive game

12:23 Jennifer introduces ASCCA Founder and President Emeritus, Nan Bosler

26:45 Club Update: Barry Keen, President Computer Pals for Seniors, Newcastle

36:11 ASCCA Director Dr Scott Hollier gives us an Accessibillity update for 2022

55:57 Jess Wilson – Good Things Foundation and all the great things they do

1:07:44 2nd Kahoot session

1:12:59 MC Alex Zaharov-Reutt arrives and introduces Alex Lynch, Google Australia’s Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy: Safety @ Scale

1:28:43 Peter Coroneos explains Cybermindz.org, mental wellness, cyber security professionals and more, and gives us a 35 minute iRest Protocol session – highly recommended!

2:24:09 Mark Gorrie, VP APAC NortonLifeLock, explains the cyber security landscape and the benefits of Norton 360 Advanced

2:40:45 HMD Global Country Manager Brenden Folitarik, presents the Nokia XR20, Nokia X30, environmental friendliness and more

2:55:59 Tech Expert Charlie Brown gives us his hugely popular annual Trends in Technology Update

3:21:48 Our 3rd Kahoot session

3:25:42 Richard Scenna – YourLink – Building digital confidence for seniors and more

3:39:25 Club Update: Megan Grant, Willetton Technology Club for 50+, Successful Programming Using Be Connected in Your Neighbourhood Centre

3:52:41 Hank Jongen, Services Australia: How the Australian Government is making digital services simpler, and more

4:08:50 Our 4th Kahoot session

4:12:37 ACCC Scamwatch Awareness Week, presented by the ACCC’s Eti Abdulioglu and Mary Glykokalamos

4:33:57 Peter Cracknell, Manager Vision and Blindness Technologies, Quantum Reading explains vision technologies for those whose vision has progressed beyond just needing glasses into more powerful tech.

4:56:12 Kate Gooden, Head of Product, Amazon Alexa – witness the amazing things Amazon Alexa can do in 2022!

5:17:29 Ben Broady from Benbroady.com Drone Pilot, Astro Photographer, Kimberley Expert gives us a fascinating presentation

5:27:47 ASCCA Director of Marking and eSports expert Brett Levy explains the eSports Gaming phenomenon and why seniors in Australia and worldwide are getting involved and loving gaming!

5:40:39 Our 5th Kahoot session

5:42:36 MindSpot Clinic Priti Thadhani – Clinic Manager – How can we support the community across Australia to improve their mental health and wellbeing? Most importantly, how can we connect people in need with trained mental health professionals who can support them – when they need it, where they need it? Priti has the answers

6:01:51 ASCCA Board Member and Competitions Co-ordinator Susan Jensen takes us though the entries and winners and ASCCA’s hugely popular annual photography, creative writing and other competitions

6:22:18 ASCCA Director and tech expert Alex Zaharov-Reutt’s closing keynote presentation – the Metaverse, robots, stretchable OLED displays, the world’s fastest shoes and more!

6:43:56 Final Kahoot session with more prizes from HMD Global/Nokia and Norton, and all the winners from the day are listed

6:49:15 ASCCA President Jennifer Willcox closes the 24th Annual Technology Conference for Seniors

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Competition Results

Our Annual Competitions were also run.
These Competitions are designed to encourage our Member Clubs to offer their members new learning opportunities and to explore creativity while increasing proficiencies, confidence and excitement using technology to create. Competitions include Digital Photography, Creative Writing and (the new category) of Multimedia Journalling.